Kirk stars for the Under-7s in Mothers Day action

Sidmouth RFC Under-9s

Sidmouth RFC Under-9s - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Under-7s were in Mother’s Day action at Cullompton.

Another exceptional turnout of players – 23 in all – saw Sidmouth field four teams and, with the hosts able to muster two sides, a round-robin set of matches followed.

What soon became apparent, once the action got underway, is that Cully have been training hard and definitely turned out to be Sidmouth’s best opposition so far this season!

With most of their players being a year older than the Sidmouth crew, Cullys well drilled and attentive player skills shone through with precision tagging and passing resulting in Cully being able to run in a number of uncontested easy tries against the younger Sidmouth opposition.

However ,Sidmouth kept their heads held high and their tails up managing to grab a number of tries against the more experienced opponents getting a number of scores on the score sheet in every game played. Tagging was key to prevent Cullys increasing score line with Elliot Allen, Henry Simic along with the Burston boys Oscar and Jake all making try saving tags in defence.


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With four teams on parade for Sidmouth the opportunity was also taken to play a Sidmouth Green versus a Sidmouth Blue.

In this contest the teams were more evenly matched with Jay Westlake, Jack Clarkson, Evie Fudge, James Young, Charlie Cole, Arden Chipping and Jonno Fletcher all playing well with good individual and team skills leading to some great well run in tries and a more accurate tagging display. The ‘West Hill’ crew of Zac Dunstan, Noah Helm, Henry Ritchie and Ewan Kirk formed a formidable team adding more tries to the Green team scoreboard and showing playmaking action in a match where honours were even.

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Players of the week went to the aforementioned Ewan Kirk for his leadership of the team, his racing sidesteps and not giving in or slowing up with his determined running for those Cully tags.

This coming Sunday (March 13) it’s a short run into Exmouth to meet Withycombe.

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